Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page (this month at Chick Loves Lit) is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Fun books this week! I can't wait to dig into all of them. These lazy days of summer (well, we try to be lazy) feel like they are zipping away too fast. I can't believe it's already mid-August! I need at least 6 months of summer but I guess NY state isn't the place for that. I hope you are enjoying good books and sunshine too!

by Maggie Stiefvater

Won from la femme reader

In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past…and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabel, who already lost her brother to the wolves…and is nonetheless drawn to Cole. At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love–the light and the dark, the warm and the cold–in a way you will never forget.

by Alyson Noel

For review from Macmillan (through Shelf Awareness)

Riley Bloom left her sister, Ever, in the world of the living and crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. Riley and her dog, Buttercup, have been reunited with her parents and are just settling into a nice, relaxing death when she's summoned before The Council. They let her in on a secret—the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure; Riley has to work. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a curious boy she can't quite figure out.

Riley, Bodhi, and Buttercup return to earth for her first assignment, a Radiant Boy who's been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But he's never met Riley...

Practical Demonkeeping
by Christopher Moore

From PaperBack Swap

In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Behind the fake Tudor façade of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.


  1. They all look good, but I chuckled when I saw Practical Demonkeeping.

  2. Radiance looks quite interesting...enjoy your books!

  3. I've sen Radiance around and would really like to read it. Hope you enjoy it and all of your books!

  4. That last book's title is very funny!

    Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

  5. I've seen Radiance on a lot of lists. Hope it's a good read!

  6. I want to read Linger... I've heard good things about it :)

  7. you're not kidding about summer - it seems like it just started and now it's almost over. I've read really good things about Christopher Moore. Enjoy all your new reads.

  8. I read Linger a little while ago and enjoyed it..I hope you do too! And Radiance is on my WL!

  9. I received Radiance as well. I really enjoyed Linger. I hope you do as well. The cover to Christopher Moore's Pratical Demonkeeping is hilarious!

  10. You know if you are going to keep a demon one should be practical about it! That title cracks me up! I can't wait to see what you think of it!

  11. I love Practical Demonkeeping. Enjoy your books. Here's what I received.

  12. I do want to read Linger soon,I enjoyed Shiver though I am not huge into YA

  13. I received Radiance, too, but I think I'm going to read the Immortals series first. I'd started to read it, but it just felt like I was missing something. Looking forward to your thoughts.


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